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Quarterly Safety Report released for October to December 2020

NSW Safety Report | October to December 2020

The NSW Quarterly Safety Report for October to December 2020 has been released to assist the industry to improve safety management systems and undertake risk assessments at their sites. The report...

Kevin Anderson NSW Workplace Health & Safety law reforms

Changes flagged for NSW Work Health & Safety Laws

The NSW Government has proposed a range of reforms for work health and safety laws in a new Bill that will see a range of significant changes including the incorporation of manslaughter prosecutions...

BHP Mount Arthur Coal Mine crash

Storm blamed for car crash leaving one injured

A State Government-funded agency has taken a page from 1980s pop music band Milli Vanilli, blaming the rain for causing a serious car crash. A worker recently suffered serious injuries after crashing...

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Changes to NSW mine safety legislation commence

Changes to NSW mine safety legislation have commenced this month. The February 1 legislative changes relate to the DRE’s compliance and enforcement role in petroleum work health and safety (to...

Five injuries, high gas readings, at NSW mines last week

The New South Wales Mine Safety Weekly Incident Summary, released on January 20, revealed 43 total reportable incidents and five injuries. Of the 43 incidents, 36 were Level 1 and seven were Level 2...

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Springvale coal mine approval challenged in court

Centennial Coal’s Springvale mine is heading back to court just months after an expansion was approved, with a conservation group concerned about pollution of Sydney drinking water catchments...

Worker seriously injured during pressure test

A worker was seriously injured while performing a pressure test on a length of plastic pipe. According to a safety alert by the NSW Chief Inspector of Mines, a pipe blanking cap struck...

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SafeWork NSW reminds workers to be safe in summer

As it gets closer to summer and temperatures heat up this week, SafeWork NSW has issued a reminder of the importance of working safely this summer. Executive Director of SafeWork NSW Peter Dunphy...

Water truck engulfed in flames at NSW mine

A safety alert by the NSW Department of Industry’s Resources and Energy division has been released after a fire destroyed a Caterpillar 777F water truck at an open-cut coal mine on October 15...

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